MCO P10520.3B Marine Corps Flag Manual - United States Marine

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MCO P10520.3B Marine Corps Flag Manual - United States Marine

Transcript Of MCO P10520.3B Marine Corps Flag Manual - United States Marine

Cover Photo A Marine Corps color known as “The Battle Standard of the Marine Corps” or “The Battle Color of the Marine Corps”and bearing the battle streamers authorized for the Marine Corps as a whole, is kept at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., a n d here displayedwith the national flag by Barracks colorguard

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON. D.C. 20380-0001

IN REPLY REFER TO
MCO P10520.3B HDH 15 Sep 1989

MARINE CORPS ORDER P10520.3B
From: Commandant of the Marine Corps To: Distribution List
Subj: MARINE CORPS FLAG MANUAL
Encl: (1) LOCATOR SHEET
1. Purpose. To set forth policies and procedures covering the design, acquisition, display and use of flags, guidons, streamers, and other related material.
2. Cancellation. MCO P10520.3A.
3. Promulqation. This Manual contains information and instructions relating to the appropriate use and display of flags, guidons, and streamers by Marine Corps organizations and personnel. It is the authority for these items and their basis of issue.
4. Summary of Revision. This Manual has undergone extensive revision and should be completely reviewed.
5. Recommendations. Recommendations for changes to the subject Manual are invited and should be submitted to the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code HD) via appropriate chain of command.
6. Reserve Applicability. This Manual is applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
7. Certification. Reviewed and approved this date.

DISTRIBUTION: A15

E. H. SIMMONS Director of Marine Corps History and Museums

LOCATOR SHEET

MCO P10520.3B 15 Sep 89

Subj: MARINE CORPS FLAG MANUAL

Location: (Indicate the location(s) of the copy(ies) of this Manual.)

FLAG MANUAL
RECORD OF CHANGES Log completed change action as indicated.

MCO P10520.3B
Flag Manual
U.S. Marine Corps
PCN 102 112300 00

FLAG MANUAL

CONTENTS

CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

SECTION A: FLAGS, COLORS, AND STANDARDS DEFINITIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

SECTION B: THE NATIONAL FLAG

HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

USE AND DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

PLACING OF THE NATIONAL FLAG IN MOURNING

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THE NATIONAL FLAG AT BURIALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

SECTION C: THE NATIONAL ENSIGN SIZE AND DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 HALF-MASTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 LOWERING AND FOLDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

SECTION D: THE NATIONAL COLOR OR NATIONAL STANDARD USE OF NYLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 USE OF FRINGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

SECTION E: MARINE CORPS COLORS, STANDARDS, FLAGS, GUIDONS, AND PLATES

HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COLORS AND STANDARDS

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GENERAL OFFICERS’ DISTINGUISHING FLAGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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GUIDONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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AUTOMOBILE AND AIRCRAFT DISTINGUISHIN

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SECTION F: MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS FLAGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DISTINGUISHING FLAGS FOR THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, DOD OFFICIALS,

NAVY OFFICIALS AND NAVY FLAG OFFICERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CARRYING FLAGS OF FOREIGN NATIONS AND NONMILITARY ORGANIZATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

ACCESSORIES. . . .

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UNITS ENTITLED

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STREAMERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SILVER BANDS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CERTIFICATES OF UNIT HONORS.. . .

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SECTION G: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

SUPPLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FUNDING ALLOWANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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REPAIR,REPLACEMENT, ANDDISPOSITION

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CHANGE IN UNIT DESIGNATION.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DEACTIVATED ORGANIZATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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STORAGE, PRESERVATION AND PACKAGING, AND MATERIALS HANDLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SALE, LOAN, OR PRIVATE USE OF MARINE CORPS HERALDIC ITEMS.. . . . . . . . . . .

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PRESENTATION OF DISTINGUISHING FLAGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ANNEXES

ANNEX A. ANNEX B. ANNEX C. ANNEX D.

U.S. CODE (EXTRACT) GOVERNING FLAG DISPLAY AND USE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1 EXECUTIVE ORDER 10834 OF 21 AUGUST 1959 “THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES”. . . . . . . . .B-1 PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 3655 (ARMED FORCES DAY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 NAVY REGULATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1
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ANNEX E. ANNEX F. ANNEX G. ANNEX H.
ANNEX I.
ANNEX J. ANNEX K.

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 3044 (DISPLAY OF THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-1 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE 1005.8 (ORDER OF PRECEDENCE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 UNITED NATIONS FLAG CODE AND REGULATIONS AS AMENDED O N 11 NOVEMBER 1952.. .G-1
PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 3418 (DISPLAY OF THE FLAG AT THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 PUBLIC LAW 203-81ST CONGRESS (FLAG DAY), PUBLIC LAW 89-443, 89TH CONGRESS (NATIONAL FLAG WEEK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION 4000 (DISPLAY OF THE FLAG AT THE WHITE HOUSE). . . . . . . .J-1 MARINE CORPS STREAMERS WITH STOCK NUMBERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1

TABLE

TABLE I. AUTHORIZATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS TO DESIGNATED ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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MCO P 10520.3B
FLAG MANUAL
U.S. Marine Corps

FLAG MANUAL
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
(The National Anthem of the United States By Act of Congress, March 3, 1931)
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air. Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
On the shore dimly seen, thro’ the mists of the deep, Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
’Tis the star-spangled banner; oh, long may it wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oh, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between their loved home and the war’s desolation; Blest with vict’ry and peace, ma.y the heav’n-rescued land Praise the Power that has made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust,” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Francis Scott Key
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
(Approved by Act of Congress, December 22, 1942 and amended on June 14, 1954)
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Frances Bellamy
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